What National Farm Policy Trends Could Mean for Efforts to Update WTO Rules on Domestic Support (IISD)

This IISD report makes the case that World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on agricultural domestic support urgently need to be updated in order to help foster more equitable, sustainable, and efficient markets and contribute to progress on Agenda 2030. It compares trends in farm support policies over time across a dozen WTO members, examines how they relate to existing ceilings on support at the global trade body, and identifies possible ways forward. The authors set out recommendations on how WTO members could simplify domestic support rules in the future and makes the case for greater transparency in government notifications. To read the full report, refer to the IISD website.